Linz Airport Mini Guide
Why Should I Visit Linz?
Linz is the third largest city in Austria and is perhaps more representative of an Austrian city than Vienna
. It’s located on the Danube and so you can cruise this famous river and it also has a quaint old city with plenty of churches, including the cathedral which is Austria’s biggest, seating over 20,000 people.
OK, Now I’m There, How Do I Get to My Accommodation?
Transport links from the airport are very good. A free three minute shuttle ride will take you to Horsching railway station with onward connections to Linz main station. Buses run directly from the airport to Linz city centre – look out for bus number 601 which takes under twenty minutes and costs less than three euros. You can also pre-book the SMS door to door shuttle which runs between the airport and hotels in the city.
Taxis are readily available from outside the terminal building and the car hire desks are found in the Travelzone. If you’ve pre-booked a car you can speed up your departure from the airport by sending a group member through to complete the final paperwork. Reaching the city or travelling to the north, south or east of the airport take the B139 then the A1 and if travelling west into Germany, take the B1, A25 and A8. If you need further help or if there’s other questions about finding your way around the airport or locality, ask at the Information Desk in the Travelzone between Arrivals and Departures. They also deal with lost luggage here.
Flying From Linz
There are over 3,000 parking spaces there at the airport so getting parked is never a problem. If you need extra assistance on arriving at the airport because of mobility issues, use one of the contact telephones in the car park. A member of staff will then come to meet you and ensure that your airport experience is smooth and trouble free. Please notify the airport well in advance of your arrival and also let your airline know of your specific needs so they can assist you in flight. If you need medical assistance during your time at the airport, ask a member of staff who will locate a qualified first aider for you.
How Can I Spend My Time (and Euros) in the Airport?
There’s only one shopping outlet there and that’s the Heinemann Duty Free shop. There they sell alcohol and wine, tobacco products, gifts and perfume. There’s also a small newsagent shop and a bakery. If you want to eat at the airport there are two choices for meals other than snacks – Balloon, which offers good food, waitress served and Marketplace which is a self-service cafeteria. The airport offers free Wi-Fi as well as internet kiosks should you wish to check emails or social network sites.
If you’re arriving at Linz Airport then there’s a good chance you’ve come to discover the beautiful town of Linz or to visit the variety of infamous historical sites in the area. There is a lot to see, much of it harrowing and the best way to travel has to be by hire car from Linz Airport.
Linz Airport car hire costs from as little as €16 a day and for this you’ll have the freedom to spend as much time as you want at the historical landmarks of the area. If these get too much, head out into the tranquil countryside for quiet contemplation.